The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam


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This lavishly illustrated book begins in the pre-Islamic world and details the birth, development, and growth of Islam through to the present. It is arranged both thematically and chronologically, tracing the growth of Islamic faith, laws science, art and philosophy through time and across the world, and discussing as well the spread of Islam throughout the middle East, Africa, India, Central and East Asia, and finally Europe and North America. The contributors are all top-level scholars and experts in their fields; they bring a variety of backgrounds and points of view to the work.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 195.58 x 256.54 x 48.26mm | 2,109.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous colour and halftone illustrations, 15 maps
  • 0195107993
  • 9780195107999
  • 212,594

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fine volume ... excellent ... admirable Karen Armstrong, The Times 7/6/00

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About John L. Esposito

John Esposito is a professor at Georgetown University and the founder of the Center for Muslim-Christian understanding at the institution. He is a long-time Oxford author.

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